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Re: buildd, weird tar problem and failure

> | They are. This is no GNU tar archive, it is a pax archive which is not
> | supported by stable tar versions.
> | GNU tar only uses filetypes 0-9 and uppercase letters, lowercase letters
> | are used in newer POSIX standards.
> well my archive was generated by tar on a i386 platform and everything runs 
> fine here ! moreover for m68k it ran ok (look at buildd report). However for 
> all other platforms it seems that something weird happened to the tarball or 
> something is wrong with the plaforms and buildd failed for my package.

I think it's probably related to automake Bug#241451.

automake1.8 has been patched to use --type=posix, which generates pax archives, 
or something.


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